Information about Sharm El Sheikh

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Sharm El-Shaikh

Sharm El-Sheikh is the largest tourist city in the South Sinai Governorate, in the Arab Republic of Egypt, and its area reaches four hundred and eighty kilometers, and is considered a link between the Gulf of Aqaba and the Gulf of Suez on the Red Sea coast, and thirty-five thousand people reside on its land, and it is considered a tourist destination From all over the world, and it is also a magnet for diving enthusiasts, as it is one of the global diving centers.

The city embraces a number of tourist resorts, as well as an international airport, and is located at the front of its coast, each of the islands of Tiran and Sanafir, and the number of hotels there are about two hundred hotels, in addition to entertainment cities, nightclubs, casinos, and commercial markets.

the climate

The city of Sharm El-Sheikh is affected by the climate of the Sinai desert, and due to its desert climate, it does not witness a large rainfall, and the average annual temperature in it reaches twenty-three degrees Celsius, while the average rainfall is only four millimeters.

Natural attractions

  • Naama Bay: Naama Bay is considered to be of great importance in attracting tourists, due to its environmental conditions that helped it gain that importance. The Gulf is located in the center of Sharm El Sheikh city, and is considered the meeting point between the continents of Asia and Africa, and what is most famous for Naama Bay is the availability of opportunities Swimming, snorkeling, and surfing, and tourists can see coral reefs, through glass boats, and the streets are called Arab leaders and kings.
  • Shark Bay: Shark Bay is famous for its picturesque nature, and this name came after different accounts about the presence of sharks in the ocean, knowing that this Gulf at the present time is completely free of sharks.
  • Ras Mohamed Reserve: Ras Mohammed Reserve is approximately twelve kilometers from Sharm El Sheikh, which is a peninsula located at the meeting point of the Gulf of Suez and Aqaba together in the South Sinai Governorate, and this reserve is considered one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city, and reaches an area of ​​about Eight hundred and fifty kilometers.
  • Tiran Island: The area of ​​Tiran Island reaches about sixty kilometers, and it takes a strategic location at the meeting point of the Gulf of Aqaba coast and Ras Muhammad Reserve, and separates it from the eastern Sinai coast about six kilometers, and the island carried in the Byzantine era the name “Itab region”, and it was in that Time is a stop for the imperial customs.
  • Sanafir Island: separated by Tiran Island and Sanafir Island, with an estimated distance of two and a half kilometers. The island includes a bay located to its south, and can be used in an emergency, and it can be reclaimed as a shelter for ships.
  • Nabq Reserve: The area of ​​the Nabq Reserve extends to about six hundred kilometers, and is located between three cities in South Sinai, namely: Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, and Wadi Adawi, separated from Sharm El Sheikh, an estimated distance of thirty-five kilometers, and the area of ​​the reserve is divided into one hundred and sixty kilometers in water And four hundred and forty kilometers on land, and what distinguishes it most is the presence of several terrain and ecosystems in it, such as mountains, desert, and marine.
  • Gharqana: This tourist region receives annually more than three million tourists annually from all over the world to practice diving, and enjoy the vision of coral reefs and colorful fish, and it was called “Gharqana” after the sinking of a German merchant ship, after being caught up with the clash The fossilized coral. The ship split into two parts, one of which sank beneath the surface of the water to a depth of twenty-four meters, and the other remained on the surface of the water.

touristical monuments

  • Al-Salam Mosque: The Al-Salam Mosque was opened on the twelfth of December 2001 under the name of the Grand Sheikh of Sheikh Mosque, and it is considered the largest mosque in the city, and its name was changed to carry the name “Peace” later.
  • Church of the heavenly: The Church of the Heavenly is based in the Al-Nour neighborhood, in the tourist city of Sharm El-Sheikh, and the construction cost reached one hundred million Egyptian pounds.
  • Sharm El-Sheikh International Museum: The Sharm El-Sheikh International Museum is still under construction, and the idea of ​​creating this seminal museum was established on an area of ​​fifty-two acres for the purposes of embodying the role of the Sinai city, its historical impact, and the museum embraces approximately seven thousand pieces from the antiquity beginning in the branch Right up to the modern era.
  • The Garden of Peace: This garden includes rare medicinal plants, numbering thirty-seven species, and includes three main sites: the Biodiversity Information Center, the Museum of Peace and Environment, and the Sinai diorama for biodiversity.
  • Peace Icon: This memorial is designed in the form of clusters made of black granite, and loaded with lotus leaf leaves. At the top of the memorial there are eight wings that were taken from the wings of the sun god “Shepherd” with an embodiment of the globe, reaching about ten meters.
  • The memorial of the victims of the plane of Sharm El-Sheikh: The Egyptian government intended to erect this memorial after the accident of the crash of an Egyptian plane in the third of January of the year 2004 AD, where the disaster occurred just ten minutes after the plane took off, and resulted in the death of one hundred and forty eight.

Tourist activities

  • The Old Market Area: Although Sharm El-Sheikh is a tourist city, the prices of goods in the Old Market area are characterized by their decrease.
  • Village Heritage Manual: The area of ​​this village extends to twenty thousand meters, and it was brought for the purpose of preserving the historical historical heritage, and includes in its folds a hundred places, and an open theater.
  • Soho Square: Also called Soho Square, it is characterized by providing it with beautiful lighting using technology and is considered a magnet for tourists.
  • Dolphin Shows: The city witnesses the activity of Dolphin Shows, and this activity is one of the most common reasons for tourists to come to it.
  • Horseback riding and beauty.
  • Cycling.
  • Water skiing.
  • Diving.
  • Safari trips.
  • Parasailing with parasols.
  • Sailing with sailing boats.
  • Sand boarding.

Hosted highlights

  • Summit of the makers of peace, and it was on the thirteenth of the month of March 1996.
  • The Wye River Agreement, which was on the fourth of September 1999 AD, was called the Wye River Agreement 2.
  • The Arab Summit on the first of March 2003, in the presence of fourteen Arab monarchs and presidents.
  • The Sharm El-Sheikh Summit (the Quartet Summit) was held in the month of February 2005 AD, and included Jordan, Palestine, Israel and Egypt.
  • Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement on the eleventh of July 2009 AD, with the attendance of one hundred and eighteen countries.
  • The Egyptian Economy Support and Development Conference 2015.
  • The Arab Summit of 2015.

Access means

  • Sharm El-Sheikh Air Port: Sharm El-Sheikh Air Port has witnessed many developments since its establishment in 1982 and until 2007 AD, as the round-trip traffic has increased, and its absorptive capacity of passengers, take-off and landing movements has been increased.
  • Sharm El-Sheikh Sea Port: The General Authority for Red Sea Ports established the Sharm El-Sheikh Sea Port on the coast of South Sinai, and it is considered as a link between the Gulf of Aqaba and Suez.
  • Road: The city of Sharm El Sheikh is connected to a land road with the rest of the governorates and cities of Western Egypt, and the length of this road reaches approximately five hundred kilometers. The government worked on launching a project to make the road double, and the cost of restoring it amounted to about one hundred million Egyptian pounds.
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